Tissington railway station


Tissington railway station

Tissington railway station was opened in 1899 near to Tissington gbmapping|SK176522 a village in Derbyshire near Ashbourne.

It was on the Ashbourne Line built by the LNWR as a branch from the Cromford and High Peak Railway (which ran from Whaley Bridge to Cromford) at Parsley Hay

In common with the other stations on this line, the buildings were of timber, although the platforms were of conventional construction. From Parsley Hay to Ashbourne the line was single with passing loops at the stations, though provision was made for doubling which never occurred. A hazard for enginemen was that it was built on a gradient of 1 in 60.

Regular passenger services ended in 1954, though excusions continued until 1963, pasrticularly for the annual Well dressing. Freight continued until October of that year, the track to Ashbourne finally being lifted in 1964

The track bed from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay was acquired by Derbyshire County Council and the Peak National Park in 1968 for a cycle and walking route. This, the Tissington Trail was one of the first of such ventures in the country. Later, Ashbourne Tunnel was acquired by Sustrans.

ee also

* Cromford and High Peak Railway

References

* Bentley, J.M., Fox, G.K., (1997) "Railways of the High Peak: Buxton to Ashbourne (Scenes From The Past series 32)," Romiley: Foxline Publishing

External links

* [http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/hptt/ Tissington & High Peak Trails - access and facilities]


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